The other day I was perusing the latest Country Living magazine when I found this:
Did you see it? The word of the day? Quotidian. Go on, say it! What kind of book would be worthy of holding quotidian thoughts? Apparently, this journal. So, if this journal will also hold extraordinary thoughts, what are quotidian thoughts, one might ask. Can you say "Google?"
Here you go:
Definition of QUOTIDIAN
: occurring every day <quotidian fever>
— quotidian noun
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Examples of QUOTIDIAN
quotidian quarrels that other couples had, they had rows that shook the entire neighborhood> quotidian coughing fit, the result of years of smoking>
Origin of QUOTIDIAN
Middle English cotidian, from Anglo-French, from Latin quotidianus, cotidianus, from quotidie every day, from quot (as) many as + dies day — more at deity
First Known Use: 14th century
In other words, those things that you do every single day such as washing dishes, sweeping the floors, brushing your teeth, making the beds, cooking dinner and every other thing that occurs on a daily basis are quotidian. But how much better do they sound when attached to such a glorious word? I rather think it elevates the mundane into something much more admirable. Journal-worthy, if you will.
Now all I need to do is find a way to work this new word into a conversation. Wish me luck!